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Department Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Sleep Medicine
Rochester, MN

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Behavioral Neurology Neuropsychiatry
Jacksonville, FL United States

Residency - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX United States

Internship - McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Preliminary Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL United States

Medical Education - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL United States

Undergraduate - University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario,


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Sleep Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/9/2024, Dr. Pao has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

123 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

Most of the time was spent with NP, would have liked more time with doctor. Follow up Is with NP not the doctor.

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

She is one of the best doctors I have ever met!!! I would recommend her to everyone I know

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

Dr Winnie Pao was so calming and caring. She truly understands the fears of 1st degree relationships to those with altered mental limitations. She was very very responsive.

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

Dr Winnie Pao was amazing. She truly is an assist to the CCF NEUROLOGY department.

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Very pleased with Dr. Pao's attitude toward quality of life.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Was just a very long wait for my initial appointment-6 months. Made for me by the VA. Dr. Pao was very knowledgeable and professional but appointment had to be cut short for her to attend another meeting; however we did arrive a few minutes late due to address Issues Same thing on my virtual visit on 5/29. Had to end our appointment for her to see another patient. This is all new for me and had lots of questions. Maybe allow longer appointment times for new patients that may have more questions.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2024

We like Dr. Winnie Pao VERY much!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr. Pao was so helpful and honest with me. I loved her insights. She helped me see what I was doing in a clear way. She is the best!!

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Excellent clinic, excellent doctor, all excellent staff and caregivers!

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Wonderful compassionate care! I was hesitant to change to Dr. Pao (any other dr) after having Dr. Rodriguez who I trust and know had my best interest at heart. But I need to be seen frequently and he it difficult to get into so I was transferred to Dr. Pao. Dr. Pao shows compassion & concern for me, does not rush through our appointments, offers alternatives so I can be involved in the choices behind my Healthcare prevention, and communicates via mychart to keep me abreast to treatment changes/insurance issues/labs/etc.....I am thrilled to endorse Dr. Pao. She has surpassed my expectations! The Cleveland Clinic Neurology department as a whole is a gift to the community!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2024

We loved Dr. Pao very much. She was thorough. She put us at ease. She gave us hope! Very impressed.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

I had to sit in a room for about 90 minutes without any communication as to when the doctor was coming in. I feel there should have been some communication.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr Pao was very good and my husband and I were very impressed with her knowledge we feel we are in excellent hands.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Getting an appointment was difficult but Dr. Pao is amazing!!!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

She was wonderful.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

Our most recent visit with Dr Pao was very thorough and helpful. The follow-up appointments to our visit was efficient. Thank you.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr Pao very good very easy to understand very thoughtful and kind but knows how to keep it real

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr. Pao has been extremely helpful!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

All care exceeded my already very high expectations. The resident and Dr Pao spent a lot of time with me and explained all aspects of my problem and answered all my questions very clearly

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2023

Dr. Poa is a amazing Dr and truly cares for her patients. She is also personable.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Pal was amazing! Once I was able to get the appointment I found her to be extremely helpful and respectful. I left the appointment with a game plan. The plan was exactly what is looking for from the appointment.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

No matter what physician it always takes weeks to get an appointment scheduled. It was only 3 weeks wait for Dr. Winnie Pao

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

We were ready to switch to a closer facility but the thoroughness and compassion Dr Pao showed convinced us otherwise. Excellent doctor. Clearly had read my records from past 20 years and asked what I thought about recent diagnosis and future steps.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Every experience with Dr Pow has made so much comfort for me. All the time she took with me and my family.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2023

I felt Dr Poa was very concerned & we have a good start with things.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr Pao was professional, reassuring and very efficient in identifying the root of the insomnia as well as the next steps to take. She put me at ease

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. Pao went above and beyond. She exhibited such a genuine care and concern for my well-being. She is a true asset to the Cleveland clinic legacy of exceptional care.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

I love Dr. Pao and she has helped me so very much. She is to the point and tells me things I need to know straight up.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

She has helped me so much.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr. Pao spent so much time with us, had obviously researched the case and really listened to our frustrations. We are so happy we did a second opinion with Dr. Pao.

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